Tuesday, November 10, 2009

No Time Spent Knitting is Wasted

I'm rarely tickled with my finished knitting projects although I'm often satisfied with them. I think that is because I often enjoy the process so much that finishing is almost anti-climactic. That may also be why I don't mind quitting halfway through a project. I had fun along the way. This week I unraveled a sweater I had started for my nephew, which I had spent at least ten hours on. I finally realized that I just plain didn't like where it was heading. Then I started the Every Way Wrap from the fall issue of Interweave Knits. After working for quite a few hours on it this weekend, I accepted that my cables looked nothing like the pictures in the magazine. I don't know what I did wrong, but I was way off. Good thing that unraveling is so much fun. On the more successful note, I did finish one of my calendula socks. It fits perfectly.

7 comments:

Thimbleanna said...

Beautiful socks! I used to refuse to ever unravel anything -- it would kill me to know that I'd wasted time. I've grown up though, and now it doesn't bother me a bit. Better to do it right than have something I really don't like. I love the pretty colors in your sock!

Willow said...

I'm so glad to know that I'm not the only person who enjoys the process as much as the finished garment!

TheBlackSheep said...

Beautiful socks!

Don't worry about the Every Way Wrap. I got the cables wrong the first time too.

Wool Winder said...

The finished product is only part of the fun. Pretty socks.

Knittings Nice! said...

Great socks....I always feel its not the result its the journey...I'm now just tickling my way through my knitting projects...when I get to the end I get there.

Rani said...

Ha ha ha. I feel the same way. I am finally frogging several projects that I haven't touched in years. Phooey.

Love the sock!

Tracy said...

Beautiful finish--those looks so pretty and cozy! :o) Happy weekend ((HUGS))